Previous Events

Come learn from one of our Member's experience taking the CISSP Exam last month, December 2022

Agenda

December 15th 6-7pm, 2022, the last ISC2 North Bay Chapter Event of the Year! Come learn from one of our Member's experience taking the CISSP Exam last month. RSVP to iscnorthbaychapter@gmail.com.




Annual Chapter Board and Presidency Nominations Meeting for North Bay Chapter Members, November 2022

Agenda

Dear Chapter Members,

You will be getting your invite via email. This is the annual meeting that the Chapter members nominate and vote on next year’s Chapter Board and President. The current Board and President look to continue in their roles for 2023 but as stated in the Chapter Charter members can nominate others (or themselves) and we will be taking votes (and notes) during this meeting to confirm our 2023 Board and President. We will also discuss our current Board’s proposed plans for 2023 which will include starting to charge members annual dues (another key topic to discuss and vote on).

Looking forward to seeing as many members as possible at this very important annual meeting, Victor Ramensky, President, ISC2 North Bay Chapter



"Cybersecurity Awareness Month Event: In-Person Chapter Meeting this Month in Rohnert Park, October 2022


Agenda

"Cybersecurity Awareness Month, ISC2 North Bay Chapter Networking Event" at Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

  • General Intros Starts at 6pm "sharp". Drinks and snacks provided.

  • Network with your fellow cyber professionals

  • Trivia contest starts at 7pm



"A Zero Trust Journey" presentation by Wade Ellery, Radiant Logic Field Chief Technical Officer, Sept 2022

Next Chapter Event: Sept 15th, Thursday 6-7:30pm PST


"A Zero Trust Journey" presented by Wade Ellery of Radiant Logic. Radiant Logic is a local company out of Novato California and they work in the IAM space. For over 20 years Radiant Logic has been focused on one core issue: how to unify identity data to radically simplify identity integration and storage, and create tangible business value. Radiant Logic was one of the few companies that NCCoE/NIST picked to help create a ZTA roadmap in NIST SP 1800 35A/B.


"We are very excited to have Wade come and talk to us about Zero Trust!"


Presenter:

Wade Ellery, Radiant Logic Field Chief Technical Officer

Wade has extensive experience in enterprise IT direct and channel software, services, sales and management. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in enterprise IAM, IGA, risk and compliance and IT security challenges.

Location: Virtual Event. Please email your request to join this meeting to: iscnorthbaychapter@gmail.com


"2022 RSA Conference San Francisco In Review: What key information can we share from the conference", June 2011

Topic: "2022 RSA Conference San Francisco In Review: What key information can we share from the conference, led by ISC2 North Bay Board Members, Robert Lee and Victor Ramensky and contributions from attending Chapter Members who have attended the RSA Conference during this week!

Description:

We thought it would be a great time for us all to share what we saw and heard at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week. Both Robert Lee and Victor Ramensky plan to attend and they will have their feedback to share but we are hoping other members of the Chapter have attended the conference and they will also share interesting items they picked up at the conference. Its the biggest Cyber Security Conference in the World and there should be a lot of important information to share!


Discussion leads: Robert Lee and Victor Ramensky, ISC2 Board Members



"Empower your Human Defenses”, Christopher L. Jones, ISC2 Board Member and Cybersecurity Professional, May 2022

Next Chapter Event: May 19th, Thursday 6-7:30pm PST

Topic: "Empower your Human Defenses”, Christopher L. Jones, ISC2 Board Member and Cybersecurity Professional

Description: Increasing cyber threats across the internet are exploiting the vulnerabilities of many organizations. Today, we are challenged to find effective ways to protect our assets, privacy, and businesses. With an alert, aware and properly trained employee base, organizations can minimize cyber-attacks. When all other processes, controls, and technologies fail, humans are your last line of defense.

In this presentation, Chris Jones will discuss how to empower your people to protect your organization. He will delve into how to build a world-class security awareness training program that is highly effective at protecting against attacks. Join us to gain knowledge and security insights and learn the methods, tactics, and techniques to effectively shape your organization’s information security culture.


Presenter:

Christopher L. Jones - Chris is an experienced Information Security Professional with over 23 years’ experience leading initiatives in InfoSec and Risk Management. And Treasurer of the ISC2 North Bay Chapter 2022.



"The Current State of Great Power Conflict in the Cyber Arena and Breach Prevention Guidelines”, Elvis Chan, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for FBI San Francisco April 2022


Next Chapter Event: April 21th, Thursday 6-7:30pm PST

Topic: "The Current State of Great Power Conflict in the Cyber Arena and Breach Prevention Guidelines”, Elvis Chan, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for FBI San Francisco

Description: We invite you to attend a webinar where Elvis Chan, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for FBI San Francisco, will discuss the current cyber threat presented by Russia and China. He will also provide practical advice to help you secure your organization from data breaches.


Presenter:

Elvis Chan is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) assigned to FBI San Francisco. ASAC Chan manages the field office’s Cyber Branch, which is responsible for cyber investigations, digital forensics, technical operations, community engagement, and public affairs. With over 16 years in the Bureau, he is a decorated agent who is recognized within the Intelligence Community as an election cybersecurity and cyberterrorism expert. ASAC Chan was the lead agent on significant cyber investigations and managed joint counterterrorism operations with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies. Prior to joining the Bureau, ASAC Chan was a process development engineer in the semiconductor industry for almost 12 years. He holds two U.S. patents, presents at many technical and law enforcement symposiums, and published multiple articles in journals. ASAC Chan earned his bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry from the University of Washington and his master’s degree in homeland security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.


Presentation Skills for the Cybersecurity Professional-March 2022


Description: Amy will cover the keys to an effective presentation and identify the common mistakes cybersecurity professional make especially when presenting to upper management. .


Presenter:

Amy Wood: Author | Speaker | Consultant. Cybersecurity and Data Breach Consultant for small healthcare entities. And newest board member of the ISC2 North Bay Chapter!

A Cybersecurity Job for You - Feb 2022


Description: Building on Nov 2020’s educational session on how to interview for cybersecurity jobs, the ISC2 North Bay Chapter February 2022 session is how to obtain skillsets and experience on how to prepare for cybersecurity jobs for this ever growing industry.


Presenters:

Robert Lee, Deputy CISO

Michael McKeever, Instructor Computer Studies, SRJC


Agenda

  1. 6:00p-6:05pm Agenda Review

2. 6:05p-7:00p Event Main Presentation

  • Show how to obtain skillsets and experience to prepare for a cybersecurity job for this ever growing industry.

  • Presentation from Michael McKeever on Security Classes and future programs related to cybersecurity at Santa Rosa Junior College

  • Questions and Answers

3. 7:00p-7:30p

  • Next Event Announcement

  • Open Forum


Supply Chain Cybersecurity Challenges and their link to the Log4j Exploit-Jan 2022


Guest Presenter: James McQuiggan (ISC2 Chapter President and a major contributor to the ISC2 global organization as a Public Speaker and Cybersecurity Advocate) LinkedIn Bio

Location: Virtual Event

James McQuiggan, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, College Professor, (ISC)2 Chapter President

- working to make everyone cyber Safe & Secure online.


Agenda

1. 6p-6:05pm Happy New Year

2. 6:05p-6:25p Event Main Presentation

  • Supply Chain Cybersecurity Challenges and the link to the Log4j exploit presented by James McQuiggan Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4.

3. 6:25p-6:35p

  • Introduction to your new chapter board and general meeting format

  • Event main presentation/discussion topic with a speaker(s) and/or panel and event host

  • Next Event Announcement-Review

  • Membership Business - Review general membership information (as needed)

  • Open forum - members open discussion: quick comments, information, feedback

4. 6:35p-7:00p

  • Next Event Announcement

  • Open Forum


ISC2 North Bay Chapter Virtual Bi-Monthly Event – Nov 2, 2021 - Cyber Risk Insurance - Challenges Choosing The Right Coverage for Your Business


Dear cybersecurity, compliance and privacy professionals,

If you are looking to learn more about cyber insurance and the role it plays in a risk management program, please join the (ISC)² North Bay Chapter for our virtual event entitled “Cyber Risk Insurance - Challenges Choosing The Right Coverage for Your Business". This event will be held Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021 from 6:00 PM PST to 7:30 PM PST, for 1.5 CPE hours.

A few years ago, no one had heard of cyber insurance. Today, everyone either wants it or has it; but most organizations are not sure if they have the right one. Having an insurance policy that is expressly dedicated to covering cyber-related incidents is critical; however, not all cyber insurance policies are created equal. In this event, our speakers, Amy Wood (CEO of Copper Penny Consulting) and Justin Reinmuth (CEO of Techrug) will go through the ‘ins and outs’ of cyber insurance and examine real-world examples to fully understand the scope of what a cyber insurance policy actually covers in the case of an incident, and what organization should think about when shopping for a policy.

Agenda

6:00 PM - Start

- ISC2 NBC President (Hanna Sicker) - Welcome and introduction of new chapter and board members

- ISC2 NBC Membership Chair (Chris Jones) - Explain member benefits

- ISC2 NBC Board Member - Introduction session goals and speaker 6:10 PM -Amy Wood and Justin Reinmuth - They will go through the ‘ins and outs’ of cyber insurance and examine real-world examples to fully understand the scope of what a cyber insurance policy actually covers in the case of an incident, and what an organization should think about when shopping for a policy.

6:30 PM – Q&A and open discussion moderated by Adam Sicker.

7:00 PM – Closing Session – Next meeting is Chapter Election – Vote for board members and chapter president, or apply, if you are interested in applying to be an ISC2 NBC board member or for a president. Accepting application date by Nov 15, 2021

The Election date ends by Dec, 15, 2021


ISC2 North Bay Chapter Bi-Monthly Event – August 19 2021 – How to Implement a Simple Effective Security Program, Part 1: Encryption -- an essential element of Data Protection

Please join the (ISC)² North Bay Chapter for our Bi-Monthly Mini-Series “How to Implement a Simple and Effective Security Program” to be held Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 6:00 PM PST to 7:30 PM PST, for 1.5 CPE hours.

How to Implement a Simple and Effective Security Program, Part 1: Encryption -- an essential element of Data Protection

Encryption is one of the cornerstones of an effective security program, but it must be applied judiciously. Glen Clarkson, part of cybersecurity for Credit Karma, will discuss the techniques for discovering and identifying critical data, communicating the importance of that data to the organization, and protecting that data from unwanted loss or exposure.


Agenda


6:00 PM - Start

  • ISC2 NBC President (Hanna Sicker) - Welcome and introduction of new chapter and board members

  • ISC2 NBC Membership Chair (Chris Jones) - Explain member benefits

  • ISC2 NBC VP (Robert Esposito) - Introduction session goals and speaker


6:10 PM - Glen Clarkson, part of cybersecurity for Credit Karma, will discuss the techniques for discovering and identifying critical data, communicating the importance of that data to the organization, and protecting that data from unwanted loss or exposure.


6:30 PM – Q&A and open discussion moderated by Robert Esposito.


7:00 PM – Closing Session - Solicit topics and select speakers for the next meeting - Part II - please bring topics you would like to present to the meeting.


Thank You,

https://www.isc2-northbay-chapter.org/home | https://www.linkedin.com/company/isc2-northbay-chapter

Other contact info: boardmembers@isc2-northbay-chapter.org

December 2020 Virtual North Bay Chapter Mentorship Event

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Start/End Times: 6pm PST – 7:30pm PST

No cost or required fee to join our ISC2 North Bay Chapter

Event Details

Interviewing for Cyber Security Jobs (How to build a resume & How to present yourself)

We are very excited to host our 2nd mentorship event to help many of you with your cyber security career. Our panel of experts for this event consists of cyber security hiring managers and recruiters who will provide an inside view of how companies hire cyber talent, what they look for in candidates, and which resumes make it past the screening process.

Whether you are a seasoned cybersecurity professional looking to advance your career, a recent graduate trying to break into the job market, or someone looking to pivot from their current job into cybersecurity, our mission is to help. If you are not a member of the ISC2 North Bay Chapter and whether you live in the North Bay or somewhere in the world and are interested in taking your cybersecurity career to the next level, please
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: If you need help with your resume and you would like to share it before or after the event, please feel free to send me the latest copy. Also please confirm if we can share the highlight of your resume during the event without exposing your name.

Moderator

Robert Esposito: Cyber Security Consultant at Presidio – Robert is very passionate about cyber security with over 25 years of networking and cyber security experience, having worked at startups and large companies, in consultative and technical sales and engineering roles. With emphasis on Systems Integration and SECOPS, he has worked extensively with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA/UBA), Playbooks, and Security Orchestration, Automation, & Response (SOAR) and holds a patent in machine learning for botnet behavior detection used by Boeing. Robert has an MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, and holds CISSP, CEH, and other security vendor certifications and loves to learn, help others, and innovate.

Panelists

Megan Bell: CISO/CPO at Human API& founder of Mumuration, Inc. - Megan has 20+ years of experience in building data products and services, and 15+ working with regulated data. Currently, she consults on data anonymization, privacy-by-design, and security/ privacy analytics, as well as training programs for InfoSec analytics. Previously, she led a consulting practice focused on investigations, forensics, and incident response.

Launa (Forehand) Rich: Managing Director in San Francisco, she oversees all West Coast cybersecurity staffing for CyberSN (cybersn.com), a cybersecurity staffing, technology, and research firm. Rich was formerly a Director of Staffing at Talener, a technical staffing firm in San Francisco. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Rich moved to New York City to begin her career in technical staffing. She was then promoted to a management position at Motion Recruitment, moving to San Francisco building a team specialized in DevOps placement services. Rich brought that specialization to Talener’s New York office and then returned to San Francisco, as a Director, overseeing and expanding the Bay Area presence. She is the SF Organizer for Day of Shecurity, a not-for-profit working to address diversity in cybersecurity and the cybersecurity talent shortage.

Robert Lee: VP, Information Security Officer (ISO) at Exchange Bank. He has over ten years ofpublic and private sector experience in Information Security Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) management with a focus on Cyber Resilience, Business Continuity , E-discovery, and technology audit and risk assessments. Robert has numerous information security certifications including CISSP, CISA, CISM, CDPSE and has a Masters in Information Security. Robert is a member of ISACA (SF Chapter), ISC2 (North Bay Chapter), Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center ( MS-ISAC) , Financial Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center(FS-ISAC), Project Management Institute (PMI)-Wine County Chapter, and is the former security co-chair of the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC).

Victor Ramensky: ISO Bank of Marin - IT & Security Professional with over 20 years in IT Management. Computer technologies areas such as cybersecurity, BI, IT management, software programming, office suites, internet/intranet, communications, networking, databases, business software, and general data analysis, and holds CISSP, PMP, CSM, and ITIL certifications.

November 2020 Virtual North Bay Chapter Mentorship Event

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Start/End Times: 6pm PST – 7:30pm PST

No cost or required fee to join our ISC2 North Bay Chapter

Event Details

Interviewing for Cyber Security Jobs (How to build a resume & How to present yourself)

We are very excited to host our 2nd mentorship event to help many of you with your cyber security career. Our panel of experts for this event consists of cyber security hiring managers and recruiters who will provide an inside view of how companies hire cyber talent, what they look for in candidates, and which resumes make it past the screening process.

Whether you are a seasoned cybersecurity professional looking to advance your career, a recent graduate trying to break into the job market, or someone looking to pivot from their current job into cybersecurity, our mission is to help. If you are not a member of the ISC2 North Bay Chapter and whether you live in the North Bay or somewhere in the world and are interested in taking your cybersecurity career to the next level, please join us by please join us by registering in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqcOCprTwvE9c1kSSpHgUxcqrzwBVAAYSf
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: If you need help with your resume and you would like to share it before or after the event, please feel free to send me the latest copy. Also please confirm if we can share the highlight of your resume during the event without exposing your name.

Moderator


Robert Esposito: Cyber Security Consultant at Presidio – Robert is very passionate about cyber security with over 25 years of networking and cyber security experience, having worked at startups and large companies, in consultative and technical sales and engineering roles. With emphasis on Systems Integration and SECOPS, he has worked extensively with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA/UBA), Playbooks, and Security Orchestration, Automation, & Response (SOAR) and holds a patent in machine learning for botnet behavior detection used by Boeing. Robert has an MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, and holds CISSP, CEH, and other security vendor certifications and loves to learn, help others, and innovate.

Panelists


Megan Bell: CISO/CPO at Human API& founder of Mumuration, Inc. - Megan has 20+ years of experience in building data products and services, and 15+ working with regulated data. Currently, she consults on data anonymization, privacy-by-design, and security/ privacy analytics, as well as training programs for InfoSec analytics. Previously, she led a consulting practice focused on investigations, forensics, and incident response.

Launa (Forehand) Rich: Managing Director in San Francisco, she oversees all West Coast cybersecurity staffing for CyberSN (cybersn.com), a cybersecurity staffing, technology, and research firm. Rich was formerly a Director of Staffing at Talener, a technical staffing firm in San Francisco. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Rich moved to New York City to begin her career in technical staffing. She was then promoted to a management position at Motion Recruitment, moving to San Francisco building a team specialized in DevOps placement services. Rich brought that specialization to Talener’s New York office and then returned to San Francisco, as a Director, overseeing and expanding the Bay Area presence. She is the SF Organizer for Day of Shecurity, a not-for-profit working to address diversity in cybersecurity and the cybersecurity talent shortage.

Robert Lee: VP, Information Security Officer (ISO) at Exchange Bank. He has over ten years ofpublic and private sector experience in Information Security Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) management with a focus on Cyber Resilience, Business Continuity , E-discovery, and technology audit and risk assessments. Robert has numerous information security certifications including CISSP, CISA, CISM, CDPSE and has a Masters in Information Security. Robert is a member of ISACA (SF Chapter), ISC2 (North Bay Chapter), Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center ( MS-ISAC) , Financial Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center(FS-ISAC), Project Management Institute (PMI)-Wine County Chapter, and is the former security co-chair of the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC).

Victor Ramensky: ISO Bank of Marin - IT & Security Professional with over 20 years in IT Management. Computer technologies areas such as cybersecurity, BI, IT management, software programming, office suites, internet/intranet, communications, networking, databases, business software, and general data analysis, and holds CISSP, PMP, CSM, and ITIL certifications.

October 2020 Virtual North Bay Chapter Members Monthly Meeting

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Start/End Times: 6pm PST – 7pm PST

No cost or required fee to join our ISC2 North Bay Chapter

Event Details

ISC2 North Bay chapter monthly meeting to get updates on what we've accomplished so far, and to discuss the following topics:

1- Career - Resume building - Open Jobs - Who has open security jobs? who needs help with building their resume?

2- Cloud Security (AWS / Azure) - What top security concerns should we focus on? Which certifications should we focus on?

3- November Panel Discussion - Who is interested in being a panelist?

4- Next in person meeting (Date, time and location) We have a few options and we can finalize them during this meeting.


September 2020 Virtual North Bay Chapter Event

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday September 24, 2020

Start/End Times: 6pm PST – 7pm PST

You must pre-register for this event by sending an email to hanna.sicker@isc2-northbay-chapter.org

No cost or required fee to join our ISC2 North Bay Chapter

Event Details

Closing the Cybersecurity Skills and Employment Diversity Gap Through Mentorship

Strong mentorship can be important to any professional, regardless of how advanced they are in their career or skills. Many people have the desire to change their career and get into the cybersecurity field. Mentorship plays a critical role in helping the underprivileged learn what it takes to pursue a career in cybersecurity. As cybersecurity professionals, it is our duty to bring diversity to the field by coaching those in underserved communities and arming them with the skills they need to reach their goals. In addition, we need to support existing security practitioners as they work toward their career goals; whether it's building leadership skills, becoming better public speakers, or learning new technical skills to improve their job performance.

We are hosting our first mentorship event with experts from a variety of backgrounds and cybersecurity disciplines. Our diverse panel of experts will share their experiences and answer your questions. We will then work to pair you with a mentor that is well matched to help you on your career journey.

Whether you are a seasoned cybersecurity professional looking to advance your career, a recent graduate trying to break into the job market, or someone looking to pivot from their current job into cybersecurity, our mission is to help.

If you are not a member of the ISC2 North Bay Chapter and you live in the North Bay and are interested in taking your cybersecurity career to the next level, please join us.

Event Speakers

Cynthia Ardman: AWS Security Engineer II (Corporate Infrastructure)

Victor Ramensky: ISO Bank of Marin

Trang Tran: Sr. Manager, Compliance and Internal Audit at Box

Steve Shead: CTO & CIO at Technology Credit Union

Kevin Lambert: Information Security Manager at Rocketlawyer

Kristy Lee: Sr. Information Security Specialist at eHealth

Robert Esposito: Cyber Security Consultant at Presidio

August 2020 Virtual North Bay Chapter Start-up Meeting

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday August 6, 2020

Start/End Times: 6pm PST – 7pm PST

You must pre-register for this event by sending an email to hanna.sicker@isc2-northbay-chapter.org

No cost or required fee to join our ISC2 North Bay Chapter